I am writing this while still reeling from the shock of what my child just said to me, repeatedly, while giggling his little head off as we headed up the stairs for his rest time.
Think of the worst swear word you can think of that begins with ‘F’ and then imagine how you would feel if that word came out of the mouth of your 2 and a half year old child . . . . . . . .
over and over again.
Where on earth did he even hear that word, I ask myself, I mean it is not as if I pepper my everyday conversation with a range of expletives.
“Good F’ing morning Bear how the hell did you sleep?” – Nope don’t remember ever saying that.
“What the F do you want for breakfast today?” – That one doesn’t ring any bells either.
“No more Peppa F’ing Pig Please” – Weelll I might have said that one . . . .
JOKING of course I didn’t – I F’ing love Peppa Pig!
Seriously though, my ears are bleeding from hearing my little cherub test that word out in his little repertoire.
Whichever way you look at it, even if he didn’t hear it from us, he must have heard it somewhere which means he has been exposed to it somehow.
Which means we let him be exposed to it somewhere, I don’t know where but the fact of the matter is he heard it and repeated it which means that we as parents have failed.
Absolutely appallingly failed in our duty to protect him from the nasties of this world for as long as we possibly can.
It took all of my strength not to react when he said it, I tried to carry on as if nothing happened but inside I am crushed. I hope it wasn’t what he meant to say, I pray that I just misheard him (over and over again).
Maybe it was just a slip that sounded like you know what!
Feeling like the world’s crudiest parent right now.
Am I overreacting? Has anybody elses child done this? How did you deal with it? I need all the advice I can get as it would appear that I am the world’s crappiest mother.